Known as the “place where yogis meet,” The Northwest Yoga Conference celebrated its fourth year on March 5 to 8.  The four day conference took place at the Lynnwood Convention Center in Seattle. About 700 yogis, from instructors and practitioners to speakers and performers, gathered together to experience a variety of yoga workshops and to meet and learn from local and out-of-state experienced yoga teachers.

The event consisted of a full four day schedule, where one could choose and sign up for different classes and lectures such as: “Pranayama and the Cultivation of Concentration,” “Reggae Flow,” “How to Organize a Retreat” and “Living Your Yoga Deeply.” Those were just a handful of the workshops. It seemed as if there was something for everyone. Melissa Hagedorn, the director of the Northwest Yoga Conference,  led a workshop on social media sharing her insights, personal experience and tips after promoting the conference for the past four years.


Nonprofits, community and retail partners of the Northwest Yoga Conference were invited to spread the word about their work and showcase their products. Between sessions, yogis grabbed a cup of tea and a snack and enjoyed the music of local artists performing in the hallway of the Lynnwood Convention Center.

The event was well organized, from the opening to the closing ceremony, and everything in between.

Shortly after the conference was over, Hagedorn shared her feelings about the conference on Facebook: “As founder and director of the Northwest Yoga Conference, it was a powerful experience for me to witness illumination occur for attendees on a personal level and for the community on a grand scale.”

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